Dedication Ceremony Held for Culinary Arts Center

November 20, 2019

Boys Republic’s largest capital campaign, years of major construction, and enthusiastic donor support. These key ingredients made the Max Scott Center for the Culinary Arts the irresistible centerpiece of the Chino Hills campus. The Culinary Arts center, officially completed on September 12, offers a menu of improved vocational training programs and sustains the entire campus with meals three times a day, seven day per week.

To celebrate its completion, Boys Republic held a dedication and naming ceremony for the Max Scott Center for the Culinary Arts on October 2. Guests included major donors, agency volunteers, Boys Republic Board of Director members, civic leaders, and, of course, the honoree—director emeritus Max Scott.

LEAD DONORS: Mary Lou Boone and son Nick Boone credit director emeritus Max Scott for kindling their connection to Boys Republic.

Among the speakers were Board President Larry Walker and Executive Director Chris Burns, who provided informative remarks on the new Max Scott Center for the Culinary Arts and its expanded role in helping young learners prepare for adult responsibility in a competitive job market.

Then students from the main campus, Girls Republic, and Monrovia Day Program served lunch to hungry guests. Guests dined on pork chops, macaroni and cheese, and glazed carrots. Throughout the meal, the attendees interacted with students as the girls and boys put their food services skills into practice.

DELICIOUS DISPLAY: A bakery student serves a guest dessert. The Culinary Arts center included the expansion of the Teaching Bakery, which provides more space and serves more students in the popular vocational program.

Midway through the meal, a cafeteria divider opened to reveal a sumptuous array of mousses, meringues, custards, and cakes. Student bakers proudly presented the spread of desserts they had prepared for guests. The program concluded when guests were handed delectable cinnamon bundt cakes produced in the student-operated bakery. This gave attendees a taste of the quality desserts bakery students produce for Pavilions stores.

The Max Scott Center for the Culinary Arts and Mr. Scott’s contributions to Boys Republic provide students with a recipe for success: the guidance and support troubled teens need to become responsible, contributing citizens.